Mar
02

The Hunger Games Trilogy – A Lazy Review

by MARIA on March 2, 2012

Ok, so I, like every other person on the planet have read The Hunger Games trilogy.

Sort of.

Here’s my lazy, very short, not much of a review at all, review.

Book One: The Hunger Games

  • Super Fantastic, great premise, likeable characters and whatever else I need to tell you to convey that this thing is one enjoyable read. If you’re near a beach, that much better.
  • You won’t be able to put the thing down.
  • You’ll read it in a day if you ignore your children, housework and the telephone. (Not in that order)
  • I read it in a day.
Book Two: Catching Fire
  • Really good but not super fantastic.
  • A bit of a slow start but picks up and becomes a can’t put it down after about the third chapter.
  • Its slow start allows you to get some dishes done, possibly some laundry. The children might even get fed.
  • I read it in a few days.

Book Three: Mockingjay

  • Not remotely super fantastic.
  • I’ll be honest, I’m still trying to finish this one – it is kind of, really boring compared to the first two.
  • I almost prefer doing laundry than reading this book.
  • Thankfully, I borrowed this from my lovely and understanding girlyfriend, because I’ve had it FOREVER.
  • I plan on finishing Mockingjay at some point. Currently being used as a paperweight.

I will say that despite my sheer boredom re: book three, I am super excited about seeing the movie, which comes out this month, March 23rd!!

Here’s a clip!

What did you think of the books? Will you see the movie?….Can you pick me up? I need a movie date.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie March 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

I’m totally with you on this. I DID finish book 3, but it took much longer. Book 2 & 3 could have been condensed into 1 (better) book. Oh well! I’m sure they’ll stretch the movies into 5 ;)

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2 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

Thanks Stephanie! I hope they don’t stretch them out – two movies should do it quite nicely. Sadly, money talks!

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3 Sandy March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

I totally agree with you on this one… well not the laundry part. I will always prefer doing something else. I can’t wait to see the film and if you’re in Toronto please come with. ;)

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4 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thanks Sandy – I would love to go see this with you. Perhaps we can make that happen!!

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5 Jen Banks March 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Book 3 was hard to get through. I kept reading and waiting for it to get awesome. I did like who she ended up with :)

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6 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yes, this is exactly what I’m going through too – when will it ever get awesome! I will finish it though – need to know how it ends.

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7 Aly March 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I havnt read the post as I only brought the trilogy yesterday and have only read 4 chapters, but once I’m finished I will come back and et you know what I think:)

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8 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Thanks Aly! And just to let you know, there are no spoilers in my post so it won’t affect your read!

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9 Brandy @ Insane Mamacita March 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I loved the first two books as well. The third was OK. It was kind of how I felt about the Twilight books. I liked certain ones better than the others. Great reads though. Cound’t put them down. I need some new ones now.

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10 Elaine March 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I completely agree with your assessment! I finished three but was not too happy at the end. No spoilers but I was just “huh? – Alll this for that?!?!” Anyway, still worth it to read it all and yes the first book is amazing!!

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11 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I am almost tempted to just skip to the end and be done with it!!

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12 Smilenwaven (Dianne) March 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I haven’t read yet, BUT want to!! Why do they bother with trilogy’s… it was the same with Dragon Girl ones also.

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13 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I agree – this could have easily been two books at the most.

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14 Carla (@chickmae) March 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I loved all three books. I can’t wait for the movie either. You are more than welcome to join me and some friends to watch the movie. ;)

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15 MARIA March 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Thanks so much Carla! If only we lived closer!!

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16 allison March 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I borrowed the 3 books from a friend. I devoured the first, then felt no desire to read the next 2. But I gave the first book to another friend and she called and threatened my life if I didn’t finish the second so she could have it. Once I started the second I devoured the second and third too. Stephanie’s probably right that the 2nd and 3rd could have been condensed – I get tired of the trilogy obsession too.

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17 Cid March 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

I loved all the books, as did my 14 & 11 year old sons. So great to have boys reading books with strong female characters. Stayed up all night reading and then thinking about the characters long after I had finished. Can’t wait for the movie although a little nervous about the violence especially for my 9 year old who has to do/see everything with his big brothers.

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18 MARIA March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Glad you enjoyed them! I’m not sure what the movie will be rated – but nine might be a bit young if it’s as violent as the book? Good luck!!

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19 Bree @ The Mom with Moxie March 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I’m really happy to see your review of the books. I want to see the movie, but I have this thing, where I have to read the books, first. After reading your reviews, I may skip book three.

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20 MARIA March 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Do it! You’ll miss nothing – and when you’re ready, just skip to the last chapter and you’ll know what you need to know!

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21 Nenette March 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Loved the first one, but gotta say that the second one was my favourite, but I agree, not until after the 3rd chapter.
The movie captured the sights, atmosphere, and characters. Although it wasn’t perfect, I did enjoy it. I wrote a post about the people I would’ve rather cast in some roles, but all in all, I was okay with those who were chosen. xo

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22 Kat May 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

All it tok was reading two of your book reviews and I’m a fan. Still laughing about the Shades of Grey one.

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23 MARIA May 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Kat!!

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